6 Events

Book cover for Number One Realist

Oxford University Press

Seminar - Open to the Public

Nathaniel L. Moir — Number One Realist: Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare

Mon., June 6, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:15pm


As the United States reflects on its infamous history of “forever wars” and searches for lessons to avoid similar entanglements in the future, join the Belfer Center’s Applied History Project for an open session of our Applied History Working Group. Its members—distinguished historians and public servants—study the past to illuminate the most pressing challenges we face today.

Book cover for Victory at Sea

Ian Marshall

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Victory at Sea: Paul Kennedy on How Naval Power Reshaped the World

Tue., May 3, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Belfer Building - Starr Auditorium, Floor 2.5

Join the Applied History Project for a lecture and panel discussion featuring Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University and celebrated author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. Focusing on his new book Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II, Kennedy will explore how the great navies of WWII turned the globe upside down between 1936 and 1946—and what lessons this decade offers for today’s world.

Book cover for JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956

Random House

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Fredrik Logevall — JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956

Wed., Sep. 23, 2020 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm


At a moment when America's global leadership is in doubt – and when reasoned statecraft is needed more than ever – join the Belfer Center's Applied History Project for our Fall 2020 Applied History Series.  By consulting distinguished public servants and historians, this speaker series illuminates today's world by looking to lessons from the past.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Bullet Points Series | A Conversation with Dr. Fredrik Logevall

Tue., July 14, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Join the Belfer Center for a Belfer Bullet Points Series discussion with Dr. Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs.  Drawing on his depth of experience in the history of U.S. foreign relations and 20th century international history, Dr. Logevall will present his top five bullet points on how history offers guidance for policymakers navigating through today's crises. 

Registration is required. Please click here to register in advance for this event. 

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of children and nuns from the Convent of Mercy, as he arrives from Dublin by helicopter at Galway's sports ground, Ireland, June 29, 1963. (AP Photo)

AP Photo

Seminar - Open to the Public

JFK: A Vision for America

Sun., May 14, 2017 | 6:00pm

The First Parish in Cambridge

Samantha Power and Ron Suskind join the editors of the book JFK: A Vision for America Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley for a panel discussion on the  moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian Fredrik Logevall.


Special Series - Harvard Students

Breakfast with Professor Fredrik Logevall

Wed., May 3, 2017 | 9:00am - 10:00am

To Be Announced

As we continue the JFK 100 Centennial celebration, join HKS Professor Fredrik Logevall in conversation about JFK’s life, legacy, and how they remain relevant today.